Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Katherine Hughes

1905 Street, 2018 International Women's Day, Edmontonians In The Spotlight

Women in Journalism Part II: Katherine Hughes By Keltie MacKenzie In continuation of our series of Women in Journalism, we move from Gertrude Balmer-Watt to her friend and colleague, Katherine Hughes. Hughes would go on to be a highly controversial figure in the politics of the British Empire, though she had rather humble beginnings. Born in P.E.I. in 1876, daughter …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Gertrude Balmer-Watt

1905 Street, 2018 International Women's Day, Edmontonians In The Spotlight

Women in Journalism Part 1: Gertrude Balmer-Watt By: Keltie MacKenzie At Fort Edmonton Park we need no prompting to explore some of Alberta’s famous historical women. Alberta has an impressive list of valiant women, perhaps most notably the “Famous Five” who were instrumental in the groundbreaking Persons Case and women’s rights in Canada. Edmonton can also lay claim to having …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Annie May Jackson

Edmontonians In The Spotlight

By Keltie MacKenzie Edmonton boasts an incredible record of women making history. From the Famous Five to the Founders of the Canadian Women’s Press Club and beyond, an incredible amount of progress in women’s rights has been made here along our river valley. One such trailblazer who needs to be mentioned is Canada’s first female police officer, Annie May Jackson. …